NTSB Identification: NYC85LA004.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26722.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 07, 1984 in BATAVIA, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA 150H, registration: N50157
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PLT STATED EN ROUTE TIME WAS LONGER THAN ANTICIPATED. ON ARRIVAL AT DESTINATION, DEEP DUSK CONDITIONS COMBINED WITH HAZE, RESTRICTED GROUND REFERENCE CUES. IN ADDITION, PLT STATED HE MISREAD THE ALTIMETER. ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES 1 MILE SHORT OF RUNWAY. PLT HAD 0.5 HOURS NIGHT FLYING.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ALTIMETER..MISREAD..PILOT IN COMMAND


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VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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